November 20, 2019 Tech Tip

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Professional Credentialing: Which One Is for You?

By Lauren D. Godfrey

As the number of cybersecurity incidents continues to rise, the demand for cybersecurity and data privacy professionals remains in high demand. The FBI reports that cyberattacks are becoming more commonplace, dangerous, and sophisticated. Symantec reports that the number of organizations targeted by ransomware attacks has multiplied in the past year. Dick O’Brien, Jon DiMaggio, and H.G. Nguyen, Targeted Ransomware: An ISTR Special Report, Symantec, July 2019, https://digitalhubshare.symantec.com/content/dam/ent/collat/reports/RPT_Targeted-Ransomware-2019-July_EN.pdf. Given the increase, it is not surprising that the hottest field today is cybersecurity. In fact, one IT recruiting company recently reported over 220,000 open cybersecurity jobs posted in the United States. Bill Bonifacic, BlueStone Recruiting, Cyber Security Division, https://bluestonerecruiting.com/cyber-security-recruitment-division/ (last visited October 8, 2019).

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